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Dennis Shrubshall

Poetry

Camels

I’ve studied the habits of beasts of burden The Oxen, Mule , Donkey and Horse But now I’ve researched on a different animal None but the Humble Camel of course Always in evidence since pre Biblical times In Asia, Africa and Australia too As beasts of burden & Human transport…
Dennis Shrubshall
15th May 2015
Poetry

The City of San Buenaventura

I decided to look on the West Coat At California a State of the U S of A To create an image of life there Back to the times of yesterday Ventura was the place that attracted me The City of Buenaventura as it was known Shisholop in Chumach the…
Dennis Shrubshall
13th May 2015
Poetry

The White Beret

We’re moored alongside the jetty And the Captain’s just come aboard A quick last look at the dockside Is all that we can afford As the Skipper calls to the crew “let go fore’ard” & “let go aft “as well It’s the start of another voyage Which may take us…
Dennis Shrubshall
6th February 2015
Poetry

Green to Gold

Oh! to see the leaves of Autumn Colours changing from green to Gold There before you a beautiful picture Waiting just for us all to behold Heavy dew each morning Dampness about us everywhere Chilly is the atmosphere Here in the morning air Looking around the garden Gardening tools replaced…
Dennis Shrubshall
3rd February 2015
Poetry

The Donkey

If you take a look back in history Even to Biblical times Beast of burden were prevalent then Especially in hot and mountainous climes Oxen were used for ploughing the land And dragging carts as well Their employment was fairly universal At least as far as I can tell Horses…
Dennis Shrubshall
26th August 2014
Poetry

War.

Sands of Gold and Seas of blood Statistics of countries at war Military men employed in great numbers Maintenance of Peace is what they are for So often they are the forgotten people On their strength so many relied Now they are souls in torment Knowing many of their comrades…
Dennis Shrubshall
26th August 2014
Poetry

Alcoholism

Life is full of complexity With variety but not concise Every day filled with some challenge perhaps Some days good and some not so nice When problems appear on the horizon There are various way to cope Some will act instinctively Others may give up hope And at this point…
Dennis Shrubshall
13th August 2014
Poetry

The Bicycle

The Walking Machine all those year ago Was invented by Baron von Drais in 1817 Sitting astraddle a frame with two wheels Transport that world had ne’er before seen Just walking along , so to speak on a seat Or a saddle it later became known to most And took…
Dennis Shrubshall
13th August 2014
Poetry

The Church of St James

Standing there sedately Over Oh! so many years The background to lots of happiness And also grief and tears Completely set in isolation Within railings to form the boundary fence People use it’s Hallowed halls for prayer Others their souls to recompense A stately building standing there Set in the…
Dennis Shrubshall
6th August 2014
Poetry

The Tuskegee Airmen

The thrill of a life as a Flyer Always many a young lads dream Only available to the elite A remote career it would seem But not so in much Wartime When many young Servicemen are sought The Army , Navy and Air Force The country’s enemies to thwart And…
Dennis Shrubshall
30th March 2014